View Full Version : OOoooo!!

Dave Opincarne
07-22-2004, 08:40 PM

If the price stays down this could be a nice deal. Never know what someone will do in a pissing contest.

07-22-2004, 09:53 PM
I'd have a lot of questions for that much money Dave. Notice the tail of another lathe in the picture. does this mean he's selling the worse of the two?

Dave Opincarne
07-22-2004, 10:12 PM
A LOT more lathe than a SB9, looks to be original with a taper atachment and lightly used according to the photos. I don't know what lathes like this are routinley going for in the industrial heartland, but around here at that price (yea, yea I know it'll go up) I'd be going to check it out in a heartbeat. The only thing that raises any concern at the moment is the bronze color on the gears, but that might be a specular reflection.


[This message has been edited by Dave Opincarne (edited 07-22-2004).]

07-22-2004, 11:59 PM
The color to me made think of a grease...theres a wheel bearing grease that is that color

07-23-2004, 12:18 AM
Oh sure Dave, steer everybody away from the Monarch he has too. http://bbs.homeshopmachinist.net//biggrin.gif

His other stuff isn't too shabby either. Bummer... Too far North for me. http://bbs.homeshopmachinist.net//frown.gif

07-23-2004, 01:27 AM
South Bend still sells it for $12,950


07-23-2004, 08:07 AM
The Southbend looks good and is priced fair,the rest of the stuff is over priced.

07-23-2004, 08:26 AM
Slightly OT newbie question...What is the purpose of the crank in the base cabinet?


Dave Opincarne
07-23-2004, 10:04 AM
I'm not a SB user so this is only a guess: This is an underdrive unit so the cabinet under the headstock houses the motor. The lever may be for tensioning/untensioning the belt for speed changes.


Dave Opincarne
07-23-2004, 10:10 AM
Sorry Evan, but this is the tool room version, check the model#. Starts at $15,950


No affiliation with anyone. http://bbs.homeshopmachinist.net//biggrin.gif


07-23-2004, 10:59 AM
That looks like the small S'bends used in the Tech School classes I took a few yrs ago, and that's what the crank was for.
What I'm confused by is the description comment "...(6) Back gears included..". It has a Q.C. gearbox, where do the extra gears come into play? The one's I used were put into a backgear range without swapping any gears. In the classes I took I preferred using the 13" S'bends, so only used the smaller ones a time or two. But for a homeshop application they'd be real a real 'honey' to have.

Hmmm, after looking at that bottom pict w/gear cover removed..., maybe I'm confusing the backgear operation of the 10" with those 13" lathes.

07-23-2004, 11:37 AM
I have the exact machine in my home shop, less the taper turning attachment, and it's perfect for what I do. I don't understand his 'back gear included' comment either. Yes, the handle on the left cabinet door is for the flat belt tension. It's designed to allow the door to be opened only when the belt tension is released. If it's really as good as it looks, that's a sweet machine for a home shop.

07-23-2004, 12:19 PM
I suspect by "back gears" he means the extra change gears for driving the lead screw/gearbox. I sure wouldn't kick that lathe out of bed for making chips.

07-23-2004, 12:56 PM
I assume you mean for such as converting to metric feeds, and other threads not otherwise provided on the standard gears.

07-23-2004, 01:33 PM
<font face="Verdana, Arial" size="2">Originally posted by Dave Opincarne:
I'm not a SB user so this is only a guess: This is an underdrive unit so the cabinet under the headstock houses the motor. The lever may be for tensioning/untensioning the belt for speed changes.


Thats what it's for. The newer version it's on the side close to the back. It's connected to the top cover so the top cover cant be opened when there is tension on the belt. I like the old way better.

07-23-2004, 01:50 PM
I'm not trying to downplay it but I have a mind set that I use when I'm bidding on something and that is I don't get excited until it is mine.
Was this his lathe, or did he get it from somewhere? One of the things I noticed is the two marks by the right hand door. Looks like tape marks to me to keep the door shut (maybe during transportation or storage?) Are you close enough to go and examine it? You might be surprised it may go for the price and not rise much. Especially if you can pick it up because someone on the coast has to pay a few hundered dollars more in shipping to get it.

07-24-2004, 08:43 AM
I believe the seller states "local pickup only (no shipping)". Be a "fun" trip from WA to IL ;-)

J Tiers
07-24-2004, 09:24 AM
I'll give the owner points for NOT doing a "rustoleum rebuild".

The $1200 is reasonable if the thing isn't worn out.

07-24-2004, 11:50 AM
Looking at that gear setup....it's nothing like my old Model C ( gear wise, the gears with 2 large gears together seem strange ).
I'm thinking it may have the metric gear setup on it.